(October 14, 2014)
Job is very quickly becoming my favorite book of scripture. In these chapters, I was impressed by the language describing the temporal blessings of the wicked – because they aptly described where I was only a year ago. Some of the language seemed to precisely describe things that I was thinking. I thought myself having “arrived,” that I now had moved into a huge and wonderful house, and was ready to just enjoy and maintain what I had gathered and to ‘eat’ of the fruit of my labor.
In this moment, when I was preparing to eat, the Lord snatched the food out of my mouth, so to speak. I now find myself in a much different position than I was in last year. By objective measures, you would think that it was worse in every way – no big house, no family, no possessions. But I am growing ever-closer to the Lord, and I have felt and am feeling His influence in my life in a manner that exceeds any other time (including my mission).